Like all the charcoal figure drawings at this website, this was done at a life drawing session. There were about forty or so artists drawing and painting at that session. This was a twenty minute pose – the model was about twelve or fifteen feet away – on a small podium. He was leaning onto a wall.
He was a great model. Very muscular. I got the overall gesture with a few light strokes first. Then focused on areas that interested me. Drawing in a life-drawing session surrounded by many other artists isn’t a great place to produce ‘masterpieces’, in my opinion. But it’s a great place to learn figure drawing.